The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Press Secretary in our Washington, D.C. office.BGA unites Americas largest labor unions and most influential environmental organizations to solve todays environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.The organizations efforts center on the immediate need to develop equitable, commonsense solutions to our environmental challenges in a way that creates and maintains quality, family-sustaining jobs across the economy. Our staff and supporters design public policies, perform research, and run public education and advocacy campaigns to advocate for practical solutions; facilitate dialogue between environmentalists, union members and other stakeholders; and educate Americas labor union members and environmentalists about the economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the job-creating opportunities of environmental protections.Job Summary: The Press Secretary will be responsible for coordinating and executing a comprehensive media relations strategy for the BlueGreen Alliance, including working with the legislative and policy and field departments to develop and implement a dynamic and aggressive earned and digital media campaigns around key federal priorities. BGA is seeking an enthusiastic communications professional with a history of earned media successes, positive relationships with members of the media covering the key issues of the organization, and a positive attitude and fresh perspective. Based in Washington, D.C., the Press Secretary reports to the Communications Director.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Develop a comprehensive national media outreach plan for the organization around BGAs key priorities, in concert with the Communications Director;Collaborate with BGAs federal legislative and policy team to develop issue-specific media relations campaigns as a key component of BGAs communications calendar;Monitor developments regarding key priorities and legislation to provide information to internal BGA staff and to find and pitch opportunities to elevate BGAs voice;Field all media inquiries, conduct media outreach, maintain current press lists, plan media events and press calls, and work with national partners to identify and plan media opportunities;Work with the Digital Campaigns Manager to help inform digital strategies and set objectives;Collaborate with communications department staff to develop complementary communications strategies between state and federal issues; andOther duties as required.Skills and Qualifications:At least four years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism, or related profession;Experience working in a fast-paced environment, including experience working on issue or political campaigns is preferred, hill experience is a plus;General familiarity or previous experience working with labor unions and environmental organizations is preferred, along with a familiarity climate change, energy, infrastructure, and/or workers rights is required;Demonstrated track record of building relationships with reporters and earned media success, including managing press events, pitching reporters, and the ability to find and seize opportunities to generate positive press for the organization;Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and strong time management and project management skills;Excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, the ability to collaborate with other staff and partners, and a deep commitment to and enthusiasm for the work of BGA;A willingness to travel as needed;Strong commitment to economic, racial, and environmental justice; andA deep commitment to the mission of the BlueGreen Alliance, a positive attitude with creative thinking and problem solving skills desired.
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